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SAKURA IN SFIVExcellent find by "The Shift" on SRK. This a Famitsu scan showing Sakura in SFIV. After looking at the can you will see, much like all the other characters in SFIV, most of her staple moves are there: Fireball, Hurricane Kick, Standing Roundhouse, etc.

It also appears she has her own stage. At first it kind of looked like an old Rivals School stage but I think its actually under or near a bridge. One complaint I have with SFIV is the stages, most of them look very uninspired, but it's not really a big deal.

So it begins. As TGS 2008 cranks up I'm sure we'll see a lot more of SFIV's new cast including Fei-Long, Cammy and Dan! Sakura is a real suprise though. I did not think there would be any additonal characters outside of the ones I mentioned for the console release.

Reader Comments (6)

My god, Capcom, stop with the shotos.

October 8, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterbradido

They need Makoto or a Makoto clone (Makoto's Dad maybe?)

makoto makoto makoto..

Ibuki should be cool in this game. Cant wait to see how she turns out.

October 8, 2008 | Registered Commenterhaunts

Makoto would be nice. Just someone to change up the play style more. Someone said that Abel is kind of Makoto-like. Is that true?

October 8, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterbradido

He has a lot of mix ups at his disposal with his change of direction move and he has that command grab that is pretty good. At the same time he isnt a stun monster and nothing he has does insane damage like some of Makoto's set ups. But yeah, at the end of the day he has a lot of options and will put you in a guessing situation more often than not.

October 8, 2008 | Registered Commenterhaunts

"...and nothing he has does insane damage like some of Makoto's set ups..."

I beg to differ. Abel has some very, very technical and difficult to pull off power combos, especially with meter... but they are there nonetheless.

Back on topic... I see why Capcom has chosen Sakura to be included on console. She's a very nostalgic character to the street fighter series, and she doesn't completely play like your standard shoto. Not to mention a lot of fans have been asking for her inclusion... well here she is!

October 8, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterthrust07

Yeah I think she is a good addition. Reading some forums right now, I dont know how people can complain about how she looks. She will have an alternate costume for sure and I wouldn't be surprised if there were many offers for DLC once the game comes out to change her appearance.

Good point about Abel's combos, let me rephrase that: As far as I know he doesnt have any combos/set ups like Makoto that can dizzy the opponent in a matter of seconds. Also, Makoto has some set ups that do 100% damage on some characters, I dont think he has anything like that.

I think his general gameplay approach is similar though, yeah. A lot of videos I've seen where he gets on a roll, there are like 3-4 mix ups within 5-10 seconds.

October 8, 2008 | Registered Commenterhaunts
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